King Stephen, 1135-1154
This well-known text, the standard account of the subject, is essential reading for students and scholars of the Norman period from undergraduate level upwards, and was hailed on first publication as: " a landmark in twelfth-century studies." Written in the form of a biography this completely revised and updated edition discusses the significant social, governmental and religious developments as they arose in the course of the narrative.
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Parentage and Early Life c 10961135
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Abbey abbot Angevins archbishop army barons battle Beaumont besieged Boulogne Bristol brother Canterbury captured castle charter Chronicles Church Clito Cluniac conﬁrmed court Devizes difﬁculty disinherited Duke Henry Earl of Chester Earl of Gloucester Earl of Hereford Earl of Leicester Earl Ranulf Earl Robert earldom empress England English Essex Eustace father Ferrers ﬁght ﬁnal ﬁnd ﬁrst ﬂed force Geoffrey de Mandeville Geoffrey’s Gesta Stephani Gilbert granted held Henry I’s Henry of Blois Henry of Huntingdon Henry’s hereditary Hexham Hist honour Hugh Bigod ibid King David King Stephen king’s lands Lincoln London magnates Matilda Miles of Gloucester monk Norfolk Norman Normandy ofﬁcial Oxford peace pope queen R. H. C. Davis Ranulf Earl recognized revolt Richard Robert de Torigni Robert Earl Roger of Salisbury royal sheriff siege St Bernard Stephen’s reign supporters surrender Theobald treaty Waleran of Meulan Wallingford William de Roumare William of Malmesbury Worcester